Please break this down into successful claims regarding:
i. NHS workers' deaths
ii. Social care workers' deaths.
4 - What is the total amount paid out on these claims to date?
Your request was received on 16th December 2022 and I am dealing with it under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.
The figures provided below are as of 21 December 2022. Note that some claims relate to other professions which are neither NHS nor social care workers.
Question 1 and 2
As of 21 December 2022, there have been a total of 812 claims submitted to the NHS and Social Care Coronavirus Life Assurance Schemes in England and Wales.
Of these, 500 claims relate to health and social care workers in the NHS. 291 relate to those employed in social care.
Of the 812 claims submitted to the NHS and Social Care Coronavirus Life Assurance Schemes by the 21 December 2022, 744 had been accepted of which 451 related to the NHS and 276 to Social Care. 52 cases did not meet the eligibility criteria. The remaining 15 cases were under consideration and awaiting further information.
The Schemes makes a payment of £60,000 to the estate of eligible individuals who have died from coronavirus contracted during their frontline essential work. Of the 744 claims accepted on the 21 December 2022, 719 of the cases had received the payment. In total this amounts to £43,140,000 paid. In the remaining 25 cases, we were awaiting probate to enable payments to be made.
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